Australia were crowned new T20 champions after beating New Zealand in the final by 8 wickets in Dubai.
WHO SAID WHAT?
Steven Smith: It means a lot. We have worked hard for a long time and it is honour to be here with the boys and take the trophy home. Warner’s last two weeks have been amazing. A lot of people were writing him off. He came in with exceptional intent and took the game away at the start.
289 runs at an average of 48.16, including a crucial half-century in the final! @davidwarner31 is the 2021 #T20WorldCup Player of the Tournament 🏆 pic.twitter.com/bSSAsWwgzT— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) November 14, 2021
Mitchell Starc: It’s not been an ideal lead up. But this is the closest the guys were and it has shown in the way we played our cricket. Different guys in different games and the closeness with the guys has taken us through. Zampa has been the best bowler by far in white ball over the last two years. We know how to bowl around him. The bowling group just know our roles a lot clearer.
Josh Hazlewood: There’s always pressure, the batters come at you and we kept the powerplay to 40. They got away towards the end. Kane is a superb players, has been for a long time, it was a classical Kane innings.